An individual who enjoys relatively clear vision at a far distance yet experiences up close vision as blurry is suffering from a condition known as Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. Hyperopia is usually a condition that is inherited. About one in every four individuals experiences this condition, caused by a refractive error in focusing the eyes. Light passing through the eye’s cornea and lens tends to be focused behind rather than directly on the retina. This is due to the ocular axis of the eye being too short or the focusing power of the cornea being too weak.
Although most children begin life being hyperopic, they don’t experience blurry vision because their eyes are able to bend entering light rays to accommodate proper focusing onto the retina. The symptoms of hyperopia tend to decrease as the eye grows and lengthens.
Hyperopia treatments are available at Campus Eye Group. Each case of hyperopia is different and may respond to one of four different treatments to correct the vision:
- Contact Lenses
- Prescription Eyeglasses
To determine which Hyperopia treatment method is most beneficial for you, call us today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our professionals.